HBA-SEP S.B. 328 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 328 By: Jackson Criminal Jurisprudence 4/30/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, the statute of limitations to prosecute a case involving injury to a child, an elderly individual or disabled individual is three years, a term which can cause an undue and unnecessary burden on the prosecution of such cases. Senate Bill 328 extends the statute of limitations to ten years from the date of the commission of the offense. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 328 amends the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that the statute of limitations for injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual punishable as a felony of the first degree under assaultive offenses is ten years from the date of the commission of the offense. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.